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Why is it so hard to get things done on the Central Coast?
3 September 2021
  But first things first! While the State Government is busy mortgaging the future to pay for this pandemic, our younger generations will be paying for it for the rest of their lives, important day to day decisions are being put on the back burner. It is now twelve months since the Premier and Minister for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch made their famous statement that the Greater Sydney Commission had been appointed to develop a “Strategy” “to identify new opportuni...
Peter Harris - Hotel Gosford & Harris & Narvo Hotel Group
3 September 2021
  Gosford Hotel opened in 1926.   In 1998 Peter Harris and his wife Jane bought the Hotel which is now undergoing a $13 million renovation which will be the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Gosford. This story is about Peter Harris who was brought up in a publican family and he and wife Jane bought their first hotel in Whitton in 1978. Today, with partners Gary and Kerry Narvo they own: The Bayview at Woy Woy, The Lakes Hotel at The Entrance, Hotel Jesmond i...
New Zealand food co buys Sara Lee
3 September 2021
Having recently acquired the fast-growing New Zealand family owned Original Foods Baking Co the New Zealand Investment firm, The South Island Office Limited (SIO) has announced that it has agreed to acquire iconic Australian desserts and baked goods brand Sara Lee from McCain Foods in Australia and New Zealand. The announcement from SIO investor group  said that it will create and grow the region’s leading frozen bakery products company, as it brings together two great baking comp...
Adelaide proving to be very successful dive site
3 September 2021
It was 13th April 2011 and 18,000 people lined the headland from The Skillion at Terrigal to North Avoca and the beach at North Avoca. After a long and arduous fight by a handful of local activists to stop it a team of explosives experts detonated the charges and the former warship HMAS Adelaide creating one of the most successful dive sites on the NSW coast. In the ten years since thousands of divers from Sydney, Canberra and elsewhere including overseas have made the trip to Terrigal to d...
Old Mardi Farm DA lodged
3 September 2021
Its been on the cards for over twenty years but the vision of local businessman Laurie Denton to develop the Old Mardi Farm property at 414 Old Maitland Road,  Mardi (west of the Expressway) could now come off following a partnership deal with the Stevens Group. The plan is to subdivide five lots with over 100 hectares dedicated as a stewardship site for the protection of environmentally sensitive lands. The remaining land will be developed as a community titled estate based around spa...

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